Piyasena Gamage takes oaths replacing Geetha

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate, former Minister Piyasena Gamage was sworn-in as the Galle district MP, before Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday.

Gamage was appointed to fill the vacancy left due to Galle district Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe being disqualified by the Supreme Court for holding dual citizenship.

After taking oaths, Piyasena Gamage took his seat with the government.

The Supreme Court determined that Geetha Kumarasinghe could not hold an MP post due to her holding dual citizenship upholding a previous verdict confirming the earlier Court of Appeal Order. Therefore Piyasena Gamage was deemed eligible for the post as he was next in line on the UPFA list.

Some voters had filed a case against Geetha Kumarasinghe in the Court of Appeal stating that she was not eligible to hold a Parliamentary seat.

Meanwhile, Kumarasinghe challenged the Court of Appeal judgement before the Supreme Court. 

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